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KSA ends gender segregation for restaurant entrances

The new action is in line with the many steps taken by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

KSA ends gender segregation for restaurant entrances
Photo: AFP

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has abolished rules requiring restaurants to have entrances segregated by gender.

Previously, in Saudi Arabia it was mandatory for all restaurants to have one entrance for families and women and another for unaccompanied men, Al Jazeera reported.

In is the latest measure announced on Twitter on Sunday by the Municipal and Rural Affairs Ministry, it was “removing a requirement by restaurants to have an entrance for single men and another for families”  or in other words, the restaurants no longer need to “specify private spaces.”

It is not clear whether seating areas inside restaurants would also be eliminated.

Massive changes

The new action is in line with the many steps taken by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in recent months to ease restrictions in Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom has allowed not only foreign nationals but women, including Saudis to rent hotel rooms together.

MBS removed bans on women driving and public entertainment.

After the lifting of the ban on women driving for many Saudi women, the authorities allows women to travel without permission from men freeing them from dependence on private chauffeurs or male relatives.

A Saudi Arabian football stadium for the first time open its doors to women to attend sports events in stadiums in the “family” sections.

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